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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about Asset Owners & Asset Managers, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved United States Pension Funds in general as well as the activities of specific United States Pension Funds and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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Blackstone Taps Former General Atlantic Executive for New Growth Equity Platform   
January 18, 2019
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - The Blackstone Group is prepping to augment its new growth equity investment platform, as public asset owners clamor for such vehicles. Blackstone hired Jonathan (Jon) Korngold to be senior managing director of the firm’s...
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Africa: Global Leadership Deficit Leaves Development Goals in Doldrums   
January 18, 2019
Source: AllAfrica.com - a lot of lip service but not enough action," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the ... Sachs, director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, blamed slow movement on the ...
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These were the top 10 outer borough loans last month   
January 18, 2019
Source: The Real Deal - Major deals apart from Queens Plaza Park included $179.8 million from MetLife for the Carlyle Group’s 1 QPS Tower and $127.95 million from a trio of banks for Brookfield Asset Management’s 1 ...
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Nomura Holding and Carlyle to acquire Okinawa's Orion Breweries, Japan's fifth-ranked beer maker   
January 18, 2019
Source: The Japan Times - Nomura Holdings Inc. and U.S. investment fund The Carlyle Group will jointly acquire a majority stake in Japan’s fifth-largest beer producer, the Okinawa-based Orion Breweries Ltd., sources said Friday. The acquisition,...
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Nasdaq discussing potential deal to buy Oslo Bors   
January 18, 2019
Source: Financial Times - Oslo’s two largest shareholders, DNB Bank and Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP), have said they will wait for a board recommendation. The two collectively own nearly 30 per cent of shares. “It is crucial for us to...
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iShares MSCI Global Impact ETF   
January 17, 2019
Source: CNN Money - The investment seeks to track the performance of the MSCI ACWI Sustainable Impact Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and in investments that have...
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United States : Carlyle Aviation Partners Names Edward OByrne as Managing Director   
January 17, 2019
Source: MarketWatch - Carlyle Aviation, a recently acquired unit of global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group CG, +2.75% operates within Carlyles Global Credit segment. Mr. OByrne joins Carlyle Aviation after 11 years with AerCap Holdings...
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Supreme x Carlyle Group: The Hype-Fueled Partnership With Ties to the War in Yemen   
January 17, 2019
Source: Esquire - As political comedian Hasan Minhaj pointed out in an episode of his Netflix show, Patriot Act, the largest investor in Supreme is none other than the Carlyle Group—arguably one of the shadowiest of players in international...
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Want to buy ethical food' Scan with your phone for fast facts   
January 17, 2019
Source: Reuters - KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whether buying a fish fillet ... restaurants and other businesses are looking at ways to attract more customers by offering sustainable products that are guaranteed as free of ...
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Akzo Nobel announces details of €2 billion capital repayment and share consolidation   
January 17, 2019
Source: DIY WEEK - following the sale of its speciality chemicals division for €10.1billion to The Carlyle Group and GIC. The record date for shareholders holding common shares will be at the close of trading hours for Euronext Amsterdam on...
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Ministers assert UAE is establishing new model of sustainability, investing in advanced science and national talent   
January 17, 2019
Source: Zawya - Sustainability is the way for the UAE to achieve its Centennial ... All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license from Thomson Reuters and its ...
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Schroders acquires two UK assets for €35m   
January 17, 2019
Source: propertyEU - The Regional Office Property Unit Trust (ROPUT), advised and managed by global investment manager Schroder Real Estate, has acquired The Building, Chiswick; Centrium, St Albans; and Delta House, Glasgow from Colony Capital for a...
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State Street Global Advisors says corporate culture is top engagement priority in 2019   
January 16, 2019
Source: Pensions&Investments - State Street Global Advisors will focus on corporate culture as a top asset ... values and strategy in the U.K. Corporate Governance Code. The paper accompanying the letter provides a framework for companies to evaluate the...
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Blackstone getting ready to close on record $20B real estate fund   
January 16, 2019
Source: The Real Deal - The Blackstone Group is getting ready to close its largest private-equity real estate fund yet: a $20 billion investment vehicle with three times as much purchasing power. Real estate funds ...
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Accenture Ranks No. 1 on Thomson Reuters Index of Worlds Most Diverse and Inclusive Companies   
January 16, 2019
Source: academy - "At Thomson Reuters, we understand that focusing on total societal ... of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients...
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New mobility is coming to a city near you – but will it be sustainable'   
January 16, 2019
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation ... establish clear priorities that encourage sustainable, safe and equitable mobility for ...
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Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn   
January 16, 2019
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - ROME, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... Nutritionists and scientists have been touting insects as sustainable and cheap source of protein to feed a growing world because they are high ...
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'How evil can you be'': Nordic selectors' take on ESG developments   
January 16, 2019
Source: Citywire - The firm’s sustainability-focused fund selection process has evolved ... Meanwhile, Nykredit’s Agesen taps the expertise of the in-house ESG team which uses MSCI ESG data in combination with other data providers....
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Ghana: Some 27,000 farmers benefit from sustainable land and water management   
January 16, 2019
Source: FreshPlaza - About 27,000 farmers from Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have benefited from Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP) funded by Global Environment Facility and World Bank to increase agriculture...
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Blackstone Set to Close Record Private Equity Fund   
January 16, 2019
Source: Realty Biz News - In a move to boost purchasing power, the Blackstone Group is all set to close a $20 billion dollar private-equity real estate fund, the firm’s largest to date. The fund will essentially triple ...
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ADGM Sustainable Finance Agenda unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum   
January 16, 2019
Source: Zawya - The ADGM Sustainable Finance Agenda comprises four distinctive ... The Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters is now Refinitiv. All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the ...
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ESG - Is anybody listening, does anybody care - YES indeed!   
January 16, 2019
Source: Lexology - And, moving from the perspective of the nation state to an enterprise, more than 12,000 have pledged to support the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Drilling down to the individual level, Thomson Reuters...
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Apollo Investment Corporation Schedules Earnings Release and Conference Call for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019   
January 16, 2019
Source: Yahoo Finance - NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) (the “Company”) announced today that it will report results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, after ...
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6 Ways To Prepare For A No Deal Brexit   
January 16, 2019
Source: Forbes - Here are several views from experts in financial and wealth planning to shed light on the matter: Make Active Investments Asset manager Amundi believest that the current uncertainty around a no deal provides opportunities for...
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Virtuous Investing Finally Starts to Pay Off   
January 16, 2019
Source: The Washington Post - A study published this week by Amundi SA, Europe’s biggest money manager with 1.5 trillion euros ($1.7 trillion) of assets, suggests that ESG’s first movers have been subject to a disadvantage, but the tide is turning...
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New York Life Acquires Atlanta Office Tower for $166M   
January 16, 2019
Source: Real Estate - On behalf of a joint venture between New York Life Insurance Co. and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co., New York Life Real Estate Investors has acquired Prominence in Buckhead, a Class A office building in Atlanta. This...
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ENEC showcases commitment to sustainability at the World Future Energy Summit   
January 15, 2019
Source: Zawya - This year, Abu Dhabi Sustainability week is taking place from 14-17 January ... The Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters is now Refinitiv. All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" ...
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State Street tells boards to focus on corporate culture   
January 15, 2019
Source: Financial Times - State Street Global Advisors is calling on boards to ... and Vanguard asking companies to explain what social purpose they serve and outlining a stronger stance on environmental, social and governance issues including ...
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27000 farmers benefit from sustainable land and water management   
January 15, 2019
Source: BusinessGhana - About 27,000 farmers from Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have benefited from Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP) funded by Global Environment Facility and World Bank to increase agriculture...
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Jefferies Financial Group Comments on SCHRODERS/PAR VTG FPD 1’s FY2018 Earnings (SHNWF)   
January 15, 2019
Source: dispatchtribunal.com - Complete the form below to receive the latest headlines and analysts' recommendations for SCHRODERS/PAR VTG FPD 1 with our free daily email newsletter: SCHRODERS/PAR VTG FPD 1 (OTCMKTS:SHNWF) – Analysts at Jefferies...
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Leaders need hard data to make the hard decisions about sustainability   
January 15, 2019
Source: europeansting.com - As a company committed to driving social impact through our tools, expertise and data, we at Refinitiv (formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters) have created the Sustainable Leadership Monitor (SLM) to...
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Not cheap or cheerful: Singapore hawker centres struggle with new business model   
January 15, 2019
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - affordable and sustainable", wrote KF Seetoh, a popular food blogger. (Reporting by Rina Chandran @rinachandran; Editing by Michael Taylor. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation ...
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Corporate Responsibility: What To Expect In 2019   
January 15, 2019
Source: Forbes - With over 90% of the largest companies now filing sustainability reports (85% of the S&P 500 ... Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters. Foster agreed: “Corporate responsibility will...
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The Carlyle Group (CG) Raised to “Hold” at ValuEngine   
January 15, 2019
Source: themarketsdaily.com - The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock....
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HSBC’s Joseph Little: Worries of recession, weaker growth misplaced   
January 15, 2019
Source: Mint - Mumbai: Amid prevailing pessimism about the economic cycle, Joseph Little, global chief strategist at HSBC Global Asset Management, contends that global economic fundamentals continue to look good. As an investment strategy, HSBC...
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Carlyle to invest in Crimson Midstream   
January 15, 2019
Source: PE Hub - WASHINGTON, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announces it has made a strategic equity investment in Crimson Midstream Holdings, LLC (Crimson), a provider of crude oil transportation...
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Blackstone buys Shanghai office and mall project from Singapore’s Mapletree Investments for US$1.25 billion   
January 15, 2019
Source: South China Morning Post - The Blackstone Group has bought an office and retail complex in Shanghai from Mapletree Investments of Singapore for about US$1.25 billion – the latest mega deal in China’s commercial property ...
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Not cheap or cheerful: Singapore hawker centers struggle with new business model   
January 15, 2019
Source: Reuters - affordable and sustainable”, wrote KF Seetoh, a popular food blogger. Reporting by Rina Chandran @rinachandran; Editing by Michael Taylor. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters,...
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Fed’s Powell's interview with The Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein was too cutesy   
January 15, 2019
Source: Yahoo Finance - We love David Rubenstein. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of private equity firm The Carlyle Group, is an American financier and philanthropist. Rubenstein had an interview with ...
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What’s the Deal With Hedge Funds'   
January 15, 2019
Source: Mother Jones - We’ve all heard this before, but here is the Financial Times on the performance of hedge funds last year: Hedge funds run by GAM, Schroders and BlackRock delivered significant losses in 2018 as declines for stock markets...
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The three factors which matter when looking at ESG impact   
January 15, 2019
Source: Citywire - That’s one of the headline findings from Amundi’s study into ESG entitled ‘How ESG Investing Has Impacted the Asset Pricing in the Equity Market’. In the 36-page report, the French investment giant said...
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Hedge funds run by GAM, Schroders and BlackRock among worst performers   
January 15, 2019
Source: The Australian Financial Review - Hedge funds run by GAM, Schroders and BlackRock delivered significant losses in 2018 as declines for stock markets globally and rising US interest rates led to widespread difficulties for alternative managers. Many large hedge...
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Ilmarinen and New York Life US office partnership buys eighth asset [updated]   
January 15, 2019
Source: Investment Pensions Europe - Finland’s pensions insurer Ilmarinen and New York Life Insurance Company have strengthened their US commercial property with an eighth investment. IPE Real Assets understands that the purchase price for the 19-storey office...
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NY Life and Ilmarinen Venture Acquire Prominence Tower in Atlanta   
January 15, 2019
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Finland-based Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company and New York Life Real Estate Investors, a division of New York Life Insurance Company, continue to expand its U.S. commercial property venture with an eighth investment....
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Amundi Index Solutions - Amundi Index MSCI World AE-C   
January 14, 2019
Source: Morningstar - The objective of this Sub-fund is to replicate the MSCI World Index composition while slightly outperforming the index and maintaining a very low tracking error. The Sub-fund aims to achieve a level of tracking error whereby the...
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ION brings sustainable mobility to the forefront at WFES 2019   
January 14, 2019
Source: Zawya - ION’s appointment as the sustainable transport provider for WFES 2019 reaffirms ... The Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters is now Refinitiv. All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", ...
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Stonehage hands Schroders tech wealth boss COO post   
January 14, 2019
Source: Citywire - Schroders’ former head of technology Glenn Murphy has joined Stonehage Fleming in the newly created role of chief operating officer. He assumes responsibility for overseeing the development of ...
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27000 farmers benefits from sustainable land and water management   
January 14, 2019
Source: Ghana News Agency - Kulkpong (U/W), Jan. 13, GNA - About 27,000 farmers from Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have benefited from Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP) funded by Global Environment Facility and World Bank...
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How the FTSE 100 returned 94% without moving   
January 14, 2019
Source: City A.M. - While price-wise the FTSE 100 has fallen since 31 December 1999, if you include dividends the index has actually returned 93.5% over the same period (or 3.54% a year), according to Schroders’ calculations. Dividends are a...
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First sustainable finance forum will kick off on 16 January at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week   
January 14, 2019
Source: Zawya - The forum will focus on four key pillars of sustainable finance ... All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license from Thomson Reuters and its ...
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